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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a personal chef cost?

Hiring a personal chef usually costs anywhere from $40-$100 or more per person. Request free cost estimates from personal chefs in your area so you’ll know exactly how much it will cost to hire one for your needs. For an accurate quote, be sure to let the chefs know the number of people they’ll need to feed, what you’d like on the menu and other relevant details. 

To learn more about the factors that impact the cost to hire a personal or private home chef, read our cost guide.

How do you find a personal chef?

You can find local personal chefs by searching on Thumbtack. Once you enter in your details (how many guests the chef needs to feed, the date, your zip code, etc.), you’ll see a list of chefs who fit your needs.

What’s the difference between a personal chef and a private chef?

The main difference between a personal chef and a private chef boils down to their clients. A personal chef typically prepares meals for multiple clients or households, whereas a private chef will usually work full time for one client or household. Both types of chefs can shop for your ingredients and prepare meals for formal events. 

What is a private chef?

private chef is usually employed by one household or client, and they work full time for that client. They are in charge of preparing all the meals for the day. Private chefs often cook fresh meals and prepare snacks throughout the day. 

How do you hire a personal chef?

To hire a personal chef, start by searching on Thumbtack. Here, you’ll find a list of top-rated personal chefs in your area. Read the chefs’ customer reviews and profiles so you can learn more about their specialties, quality of work, reputation and professionalism. 

Before you hire a personal chef, ask them a few questions about their process, skills, references and prices. Request price quotes from at least three chefs so you can hire one who’s great at what they do and offers reasonable prices.

What is a personal chef?

Personal chefs typically have multiple clients, and they create customized meal plans for those clients. They’ll discuss your dietary needs, create menus, shop for ingredients and prepare the meals. Some personal chefs may also prepare a meal for a special event. They might even offer cooking lessons. 

Reviews for Phoenix personal chefs
Jessica L.
Riva is a master of her craft. She is the perfect personal chef. I highly recommend her for any occasion.
Starfyr Food & FitnessStarfyr Food & Fitness
Sydney S.
We had a blast with Carly! We hired her for a bachelorette party and she prepared a full taco and elote bar for 10 people. She even brought molten lava chocolate cakes that were a HUGE hit! Everyone was talking about how delicious everything was for the rest of the trip and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a fun personal chef experience!
Catering by CarlyCatering by Carly
Jimmy V.
Thank you to chef Christina for the amazing experience and food. Sasha and Christina made my 30th Bday celebration dinner memorable with a French fusion 4 course meal. Sasha created a personal menu with info I gave her and Christina cooked a spectacular meal and her service was impeccable. She even washed all the dishes and cleaned the kitchen which made everything even easier. Thank you again and highly recommend. Will be using them again :)
Artisan Personal Chefs  LLCArtisan Personal Chefs LLC
Mo G.
I was looking forward to hiring Fire and Ice for a small wedding ceremony, unfortunately that did not work out. A tasting was scheduled and a tasting menu was established. When the day and time came nobody showed up, I did not receive a phone call or message giving me an update. 45 minutes after the scheduled time I had to contact the chef myself in order to get an update. He stated he was stuck in traffic and would arrive in 30 minutes. Then 30 minutes later I get another call from his assistant letting me know he will not arrive for another hour. At that point it would have been 2 hours late. That to me was unacceptable seeing that I am looking to book you for my wedding. On top of it all the chef did not bother to communicate with me until after I searched for his phone number and called him. Its unfortunate because my fiancé and I were very excited to have a personal chef on our very special day.
Fire and Ice CateringFire and Ice Catering
Aaron F.
I wanted a personal chef for a small birthday party I was having at my house. I found Sasha here on Thumbtack and she was extraordinary throughout the whole process! From our initial conversations about what I was looking for to putting a menu together to arriving exactly on-time to preparing the food to pleasant conversation with me and my guests to serving us a memorably delicious 4 course meal to cleaning all the dishes and leaving the kitchen cleaner than when she arrived! Everything about the evening with Sasha was flawless, including the price! Would absolutely hire her again and would definitely recommend her to anyone! Thank you!
Artisan Personal Chefs  LLCArtisan Personal Chefs LLC
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